Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies NCAAB Betting Prediction

Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Prediction 2/19/2024

The Virginia Cavaliers (20-6) travel to face off against the Virginia Tech Hokies (14-11) on Monday, February 19th. This game will be played at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg and televised on ESPN. Virginia is coming off a win in their previous game, while Virginia Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the North Carolina. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies

The Virginia Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

Virginia enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-3 in their five games as an underdog this season. Their overall record is 20-6, and they have gone 11-4 in ACC play.

On the road this season, the Cavaliers have gone 4-5, and their average scoring margin in those games is -8.1 points per game. They have won four straight games on the road, and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6.

Virginia has an ATS record of 14-11-1 this season, including a mark of 4-5 on the road. Over their last three road games, the Cavaliers are 3-0 vs. the spread and 4-1 in their last five. As the underdog, Virginia has gone 2-3 vs. the spread this year and just 3-7 over their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Virginia’s games this year (126.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points.

The Virginia Tech Hokies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Virginia Tech comes into this game with a 14-11 overall record and a 6-8 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Hokies have been much better at home, going 13-3 compared to just 1-8 on the road.

For the season, Virginia Tech has been favored in 15 of its 25 games, going 11-4 in those contests. The Hokies are coming off a 96-81 loss to North Carolina and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

As the favorite this season, Virginia Tech has gone 7-6-2 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hokies have an ATS mark of 4-4-2. At home, Virginia Tech is 9-5-2 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 5-3-2 ATS in their last 10 games at home.

This season, the over/under record for Virginia Tech games is 13-12. Today’s over/under line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (143.9). So far, 21 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 157 points.

Virginia Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Virginia offense tallied 49 points in a matchup against Wake Forest. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.7%, and they made 4 threes. Offensively, the Cavaliers have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 205th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 95th in percentage and 272nd in three-pointers made.

Reece Beekman (G) 14.2 3.2 6.0
Isaac McKneely (G) 12.4 3.1 1.7
Ryan Dunn (G) 8.9 7.0 0.9

Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown

Virginia Tech finished with 81 points in their game against North Carolina. This total surpasses their season-average of 74.6 points per game. For the season, the Virginia Tech offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 53% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.5 made three’s per contest.

Sean Pedulla (G) 15.5 4.1 4.5
Hunter Cattoor (G) 14.3 2.9 1.9
Lynn Kidd (C) 12.9 6.6 1.3

Virginia Team Defense

In the current season, the Virginia defense has excelled, sitting 3rd in the nation by allowing 57.9 points per game. Against Wake Forest in their most recent game, the Virginia defense gave up a total of 47 points while allowing Wake Forest to hit 40% of their shots.

Virginia Tech Team Defense

At present, the Hokies’ defense is nationally ranked 140th, allowing 70.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.7 threes per game vs. Virginia. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.8%.

Cavaliers vs Hokies Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Virginia has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Although Virginia Tech has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 73 points per game in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Hokies have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 4-4-2.

Cavaliers vs Hokies Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Hokies to win, and have the projected score sitting at 75-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Hokies at -2.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 126.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Hokies to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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